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Darla Moore School of Business


Omrane Guedhami

Title: Professor
Department: International Business
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-2175
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 461I
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
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Dr. Omrane Guedhami is the C. Russell Hill professor and professor of international finance at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He has been the coordinating director of the Ph.D. program in international finance since 2008. Dr. Guedhami earned his M.Sc. in finance from HEC Montreal in 1998, and his Ph.D. in finance from Laval University in 2003.

Dr. Guedhami’s research interests are international, covering corporate governance, audit quality, tax enforcement, state capitalism and privatization, national culture, and corporate social responsibility. His publication record includes more than 85 peer-reviewed articles published in leading academic journals (e.g., 31 articles in Financial Times’ Top 50 Journals List), including the Journal of Financial EconomicsJournal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and EconomicsManagement ScienceContemporary Accounting ResearchReview of FinanceJournal of International Business StudiesAccounting, Organization, and Society, and Journal of Business Ethics, among others. His research is influential and widely cited. He has around 10,000 Google Scholar citations.

He has received numerous research distinctions and prestigious awards, including the 2003 Best Dissertation in International Finance Case Award sponsored by Indiana University Center for International Business Education and Research and Financial Management Association International, the 2011 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing (Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley), the Best Paper Award at the 2011 China Goes Global Conference (Harvard Kennedy School), and the 2015 Emerald Citations of Excellence Award. In April 2011, he received the Rising Star Award from the Office of Research at the University of South Carolina. Recognizing his substantive contributions, in 2019 he received the Journal of International Business Studies Silver Medal. Recently, he was identified as a “Top Journal of Corporate Finance Author” between 1994 and 2018. His research is funded by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and he has served multiple times on its adjudication committee. He was voted Professor of the Year in 2005, 2013, and 2020.

Dr. Guedhami regularly organizes high-quality conferences, guest edits special issues, serves as a track-chair at major conferences (e.g., Academy of International Business meeting, Eastern Finance Association meeting), is a member of editorial boards of major journals, such as the Journal of International Business Studies, and was an Associate Editor at the Journal of Corporate Finance. He is currently an Editor for the Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Journal of International Accounting Research, Emerging Markets Review, Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, Review of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Financial Stability, and an ad hoc Editor at Contemporary Accounting Research.


Corporate governance, audit quality, tax enforcement, state capitalism, national culture, and corporate social responsibility

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Ph.D., Laval University, 2003
M.Sc., HEC Montreal, University of Montreal, 1998
B.A., HEC Carthage, 1996

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